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Evangelicals and Domestic Violence: Are Christian Men More Abusive?

A sociologist looks at the data on domestic abuse against women. As a sociologist who studies family and marriage trends, I predict that in the coming years, we’ll see a growing wave of mainstream media and academic stories contending that religion, especially evangelical Christianity, hurts women, children, and families. Show More Summary

Interview: Beautiful Word: The Story of the ESV Illuminated Bible

Renowned designer Dana Tanamachi brings modern illustrations to the ancient text. Centuries before Christians searched Scripture on illuminated digital screens, the Word of God was “lit up” with masterful calligraphy, colorful illustrations,...Show More Summary

How Can We Cultivate a Sense of ‘Belonging’ in Our Gospel Witness?

Belonging is one of the great longings of the human soul. I am white. And I am part of a community of ethnically diverse women who come together each year for five days for a spiritual retreat. This spiritual practice is life-giving, stretching, and enriching. Show More Summary

Saturday is for Seminars and Church Signs

16 shopping days till Christmas December and January Speaking Engagements Here are a few places I will be the next couple of months, and then some church signs for you! December 2017 I’m at Moody Church all Sundays, including morning...Show More Summary

Handel’s Messiah: A Brilliant Blend of Transcendence and Transgression

How the composer (and his lesser-known collaborator) wedded Scripture and music in daring new ways. F or many of us, Handel’s Messiah has transcended its place as a great work of art and has taken on the status of an almost canonical spiritual text. Show More Summary

Died: Harry Blamires, the C. S. Lewis Protégé Who Rediscovered ‘The Christian Mind’

Influential theologian and author lived to be 101, and to see his popular book remain in print. British theologian and literary scholar Harry Blamires, who taught the church to think like Christians in the face of a secularizing culture, died last month at age 101. His writing career was shaped by C. Show More Summary

Creation Festival Founder Arrested for Alleged Child Molestation

Pastor Harry Thomas, leader of America’s largest Christian music fest, suspended by church over eight criminal charges. The man who launched America’s largest and longest-running Christian music festival has been “indefinitely suspended” from the ministry and his church following his arrest Wednesday on charges of child molestation. Harry L. Show More Summary

Three Biblical Frameworks for Faithfulness in the Post-Christendom West (Part 2)

Call. Context. Commission. Yesterday, I discussed our call to action as we seek to follow Christ in a post-Christian culture. In an age where Christians are concerned over cultural change, we need to begin by rediscovering our call to mission and identity as the people of God. Show More Summary

Lovers, Fighters, and the World They Made

Alec Ryrie explores the emotional bonds that have held the Protestant family together for 500 years. T o his credit, Alec Ryrie has braved treacherous waters and written a history of Protestantism. Recognizing that such a voyage canShow More Summary

Died: ‘God’s Smuggler’ and ‘The Cross and the Switchblade’ Coauthor John Sherrill

Charismatic writer and Guideposts editor is remembered for his Spirit-filled stories. The man who brought faithful readers some of the most influential stories in 20th-century Christianity, author and editor John Sherrill, died Saturday...Show More Summary

Three Biblical Frameworks for Faithfulness in the Post-Christendom West (Part 1)

Call. Context. Commission. We live in a moment of cultural turmoil in the West, perhaps particularly in the United States. The shift to a post-Christendom age means that we as Christians need to rediscover our mission and identity as the people of God in a place that is increasingly foreign and, at times, hostile. Show More Summary

Is There a Place at the Table for Leaders with Mental Illness? I Think So.

Depression is an illness. Like diabetes. Pastor Bill Lenz, founder and pastor of Christ the Rock Community Church, took his own life Monday afternoon. Here is what Christ the Rock CC said in a public announcement: Bill had been suffering from depression for the last three months. Show More Summary

How the Coming of the Son Brings Hope to the Fatherless

An overlooked prophecy points to the family togetherness we crave at Christmas. We tell two stories around Christmas. One is Christian, while the other is mostly sentimental. The first story begins (at least in the Gospel of Luke) with an elderly priest named Zechariah serving faithfully at the temple. Show More Summary

The Real Story Behind Ray Rice Speaking at Liberty

What does a former abuser talk about at a Christian college? Repentance. On February 3, 2013, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was riding high. That was the day he helped his team win the Super Bowl in a historic game against the...Show More Summary

Welcoming the Prisoner into Your Small Group

Prison Fellowship's new curriculum invites Christians to learn how their faith intersects with America's criminal justice system. Small group topics range from the previous Sunday’s sermon to the latest Christian spiritual help book,...Show More Summary

Evangelical vs. Born Again: A Survey of What Americans Say and Believe

Less than half who claim either label have evangelical beliefs. Most likely: African Americans. For all the handwringing over what the term evangelical means in the political moment of Donald Trump and Roy Moore, only 1 in 100 Americans...Show More Summary

To More Than a Few Good Men: Don’t Give Up on Working with Women

Four research-based solutions beyond Mike Pence’s ‘Billy Graham Rule.’ Nearly four decades have passed since women began entering the workforce in droves, and men and women are still grappling with how to work alongside one another.Show More Summary

No Matter Who Takes the Cake, What Christians Should Do Next Is Clear

Religious liberty and civil rights Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case, as you may have heard, involves Colorado baker Jack Phillips, who in 2012 refused to make a cake for the same-sex wedding of David Mullins and Charlie Craig. Show More Summary

Evangelical Christians Are Sick

The movement is driven by a painful awareness that the heart—each of our hearts—is desperately wicked. ‘T he scene to me was new and passing strange,” wrote Presbyterian pastor Barton Stone as he witnessed a revival in Kentucky in the spring of 1801. Show More Summary

When East Meets West

A response to Bradley Nassif's suggestions for Protestant and Orthodox communion. P rospects for church fellowship between the Orthodox Church and churches with roots in the 16th century Reformation have been and continue to be distant at best. Show More Summary

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